Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Unveils New RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center in Old Bridge

July 19, 2011

(Old Bridge)-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is pleased to announce that it has purchased Bayshore Fitness and Wellness Center in Old Bridge. Under the new partnership agreement, the center is now Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center. The center is located on Route 9 in Old Bridge.

“We’re excited about this new partnership and we look forward to enhancing the center’s existing programs, as well as launching exciting new ones,” said Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System. “This partnership represents a natural extension of our health system’s efforts to promote healthy lifestyles in the communities we serve.”

With this acquisition, there are now three, full-service fitness and wellness centers in the RWJ Health System family. RWJ Health System partners Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Rahway currently operate health and wellness centers with a wide range of exercise and wellness programs for their respective communities. A fourth fitness center to be operated by RWJUH-Rahway in Carteret, is expected to open in the fall of 2011. 

In the fall of this year, RWJ will begin pre-selling for a fifth center in New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center  – in partnership with the City of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Development Corporation, scheduled to open in September 2012. The center will be part of New Brunswick Wellness Plaza,  an ambitious project that will feature retail space, additional parking and a full-service grocery store in addition to the health and fitness center. It will link to the New Brunswick train station, providing residents with convenient access.

As a result of the new partnership, RWJ Fitness and Wellness in Old Bridge will offer:

  • Additions to the center’s current exercise equipment
  • An enhanced group fitness program that will include the latest fitness classes such as Zumba, Boogie Box, willPower & grace, Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning and Armed and Dangerous.
  • TRX Suspension training
  • A new, full-service café with a wide assortment of healthy and nutritious food and beverages
  • A comprehensive wellness education program that covers topics of interest for center members as well as the entire community. 
  • Free F&W News e-magazine subscription for members

“We will continue offering a full range of fitness classes, exciting contests and events within the same clean and well-maintained facilities that our members have come to expect from us,” explained Chris Dubek, the Center’s General Manager. “We’re taking fitness and wellness to the next level.”

For more information, please see http://rwjfitnessoldbridge.com.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.

Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.